Indiana Mathematics Leadership Academy (IMLA)

2022-2023 Summer session will feature one day with Mike Flynn

Mike Flynn is the director of Mathematics Leadership Programs at Mount Holyoke College and runs the Master of Arts in Mathematics Teaching program. Prior to this work, he taught second grade at the William E. Norris Elementary School in Southampton, Massachusetts, for fourteen years. He is the 2008 Massachusetts Teacher of the Year, a recipient of the 2009 National Education Association Foundation Horace Mann Award for Teaching Excellence, and a 2010 recipient of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics Teaching.

What is IMLA?

The Indiana Math Leadership Academy (IMLA) was established in 2018 as an opportunity for K-12 instructional leaders and teachers to come together to develop the knowledge and tools used for supporting effective, ambitious, and equitable mathematics teaching and learning. IMLA is designed to bring teachers and leaders together as a team working collaboratively to transform the teaching and learning of mathematics in their schools. When teachers and leaders come together to learn, reflect, and grow, the culture of teaching in schools makes a significant shift. This collaboration leads to participants recognizing their strengths, areas of growth for their schools, target specific goals for teachers and students, and take schools to the next level in creating critical thinkers.

At a Glance

6 In-Person Days in Indianapolis

Summer 2022 through April 2023

K-12 School / District Teams Only

40 PGPs Possible

Cohort 1, 2018

Key Components

  • Focus on the 8 Effective Mathematics Teaching Practices
  • Invest in transforming mathematics teaching and learning in your school
  • Immerse your team in the latest research defining math education and student learning
  • Collaborate and create a network of math educators and leaders.
  • A facilitation team that includes some of the best math minds in the state of Indiana.  The IMLA Leadership Team are the math educators who are leading the current curriculum and instruction work in the state.

Find out what past participants are saying!

High school principal

This is a hands-on PD that will give you the chance to explore, practice and create a plan to apply the shifts in mathematics to your school! The year-long approach is helpful to make sure that this learning stays top of mind, and there is focus on students, teachers, instructional coaches and administrators. As a former English teacher and now high school principal, I would highly recommend this training to any administrators or instructional coaches who need to quickly get up to speed on best practices in math and how you can support your math leaders in this work!

Elementary instructional coach

The tools of IMLA have really impacted our school in terms of how we look at mathematics. We are more driven to create classrooms that promote differences in approaches, facilitate meaningful discussions, and make everything we do purposeful.

Elementary teacher

IMLA has supported my school by giving teachers the tools necessary to set students up for long term success. It has given us a valuable opportunity to reflect on our past teaching practices and it has given us time to plan for the future.

7th grade teacher

IMLA helped to give us direction for our work around mathematics teaching and learning. Working with the IMLA cohort provided me with the time and support needed to create a specific goal for instruction and to create a plan for putting that goal into action. The sessions were carefully crafted to support our ongoing learning of what high quality math teaching and learning looks like, and then we were given time to apply that learning to our overall goal. I am so grateful for the skills facilitation of the IMLA team and the support they provided all year. I am so grateful to have been a part of this cohort!

District administrator

IMLA offers a unique opportunity to meet with other math educators across the state to learn, discuss and reflect on best math teaching practices, which enhances student engagement and learning. Participation in the cohort also provides insight into math practices from K-12, which promotes valuable insight for vertical articulation of math practices across grade levels. Through this program, districts will collaborate and develop a vision and mission to excel math instruction at all grade levels.

Thank you to our summit sponsor!

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Start Your Application

(Deadline To Apply Is May 20th, 2022)

$250 per Participant

This is an application-based cohort. Teams must apply as at least a pair with one instructional leader (principal, assistant principal, department head, instructional coach) and one teacher. District and school teams will be considered.

Academy Cohort Dates

Three Day Summer Institute

  • June 21-23, 2022 in-person at CIESC in Indianapolis
    • Discounted Hotel Rates Available

Three Follow-Up Seminars

  • October 6, 2022
  • February 9, 2023
  • May 4, 2023

All questions may be emailed to Elizabeth Johnson.

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